Beijing is one of the most polluted cities in the world and the photos below show how bad the air people breathe in China is. The quality of the air is so bad Chinese state media is starting to question its motto ‘economic growth at-all-costs.’
Air pollution is gauged by a measurement called particles per cubic meter of air, sometimes abbreviated PM2.5 because it measures particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers wide. The higher the PM2.5 rating, the more dangerous particles are in the high, the worse the air is for your health.
The photos below shows the China World Trade Center Tower III on a clear day. In the other photo, taken on Wednesday, the same building is covered in a thick layer of smog.